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Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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The Baby Bottle SL is a pressure gradient cardioid condenser microphone with a classic sound and tremendous versatility. It has a richly present midrange, smooth top-end and neutral low-end with tonal characteristics similar to the world’s finest vintage microphones. Featuring a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, Baby ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Baby Bottle SL is a pressure gradient cardioid condenser microphone with a classic sound and tremendous versatility. It has a richly present midrange, smooth top-end and neutral low-end with tonal characteristics similar to the world’s finest vintage microphones. Featuring a high-pass filter and -20dB pad, Baby Bottle SL excels at adding a rich, classic sound to nearly any source including vocals, drums, electric guitar amps, and even difficult brass instruments like saxophones and trumpets.

Gain-stage like a pro with a -20dB pad switch

The Baby Bottle SL comes with both a pad and high-pass filter switch so you can extend your recording applications and take full advantage of the Baby Bottle’s versatility. Engaging the -20dB pad switch will give you ample headroom to record loud sources like guitars amps or dynamic vocalists. When this is set to 0, the Baby Bottle SL will send more signal to your audio interface to capture more nuanced performances from quiet instruments like acoustic guitars, violins or pianos.

Eliminate low-end rumble

The high-pass filter switch will eliminate the low-end rumble often caused by recording frequencies under 100Hz on certain instruments. With this roll-off switch engaged, the Baby Bottle SL works great on acoustic instruments and will excel when used as a stereo pair to record complex instruments like the piano or even as room mics to create a natural reverb for drums, guitar, synths and more.

Features

  • Warm, classic sonic signature that flatters an array of voices and instruments
  • High output with richly detailed frequency response
  • High-pass filter and -20dB pad for ultimate versatility
  • Works great with home studio USB audio interfaces
Specifications
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 134 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and Type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Mounted
  • Switches: Pad, filter
  • Phantom power required: Yes
Size and Weight
  • Diameter: 2 in.
  • Length: 8.75 in.
  • Weight: 14.5 oz.
Included Accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: No
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: N/A
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No
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BlueBaby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

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  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (3)

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5.0

Warm vocal mic

By One Man Band

from Rockford, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

    I bought this mic after trying the bluebird. This mic was a better fit for my vocals, and produces a nice warm tone and isn't overly bright. I was using a Rode NT1-A prior, and found this better to record vocal layers.

     
    5.0

    My New Go-To Vocal Mic

    By Soul Man

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Warm Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording
      • Vocal Recording

      Comments about Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

      In my experience, the sound of a mic can bring out the best performances, or kinda shut me down. I LOVE when I get in front of a new vocal mic that has an instant vibe, and makes me want to perform my best.

      That is the Baby Bottle SL to a T. This mic has a gorgeous silky smooth tone. It's smokey and vibey and inviting, and translates my performance in a really powerful way. I love it.

      If you sing soul, R&B, indie-rock, or folk, you've got a friend in this mic. It's got a ton of character—and is so fun to sing into—it feels like you're singing into a vintage mic.

       
      5.0

      Good Mic for Natural Vocals

      By FolkKeith

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

        I have recorded quite a few things with my Baby Bottle, but I'll just talk about using it on a Martin Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, Male Vocals and Brass Snare Top (single drum). Acoustic guitar had warmth and woodsy overall vibe. Male Vox was pretty cool- this isn't the most expensive mic in my locker, but it makes sophisticated, natural sounding voice recordings. For Snare Drum, it's probably not the best for a full kit, but I was only recording a single snare on it's own and it captured some great depth of the drum. I'll probably EQ the drum tone and call it a day. It's a well done mic, esp for vox.

         
        5.0

        Great Mic for Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

        By Studio Joe

        from San Francisco

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Blue Baby Bottle SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone:

          I've been using the Baby Bottle for both acoustic guitar and vocals, and so far I'm a big fan. Been positioning on the sound hole for acoustics – captures a full sound (but not too boomy) with clarity on highs. Good for vocals as well – nice, warm sound. Versatile mic, great for any home studio!

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